Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Isaac Feldberg Globe Correspondent April 15, 2019 The final season of “Game of Thrones” arrived under such a fur-lined cloak of secrecy even the title of Sunday’s premiere episode — later revealed as “Winterfell” — was concealed prior to broadcast. But it should have been obvious all along that, as the series entered its final stretch, the Starks’ ancestral stronghold would play a central role. It’s where we first started, back in season 1, honorable Ned opening Winterfell’s gates for King Robert Baratheon and unwittingly acquiescing to a power play that would not only cost him his life but bring House Stark itself dangerously close to extinction. Throughout the series, it’s been a key setting both thematically and strategically, the oft-pillaged capital of the North and the snowy domicile of the … [Read more...] about Recapping ‘Game of Thrones’: Reunions and revelations at Winterfell
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Winter arrives for Belfast Game of Thrones season 8 premiere BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Forget winter coming - it's arrived as the Game of Thrones cast descended on Belfast for a special star-studded premiere. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/winter-arrives-for-belfast-game-of-thrones-season-8-premiere-38008467.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38009988.ece/98b3a/AUTOCROP/h342/Game_of_thrones_9_.jpg Email Forget winter coming - it's arrived as the Game of Thrones cast descended on Belfast for a special star-studded premiere. The HBO show, which was largely filmed at locations across Northern Ireland became infamous for gritty scenes including sex and extreme violence, hooked audiences across the world. It has made household names of the likes of Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen who were among the celebrities on the red carpet in Belfast. LIVE: Star-studded red carpet for Game of Thrones season 8 premiere in BelfastPosted by … [Read more...] about Winter arrives for Belfast Game of Thrones season 8 premiere
Nine players left, one Iron Throne Text by Matthew GilbertDesign and development by Patrick GarvinIllustrations by Brendan Lynch April 10, 2019 The game is going to be up soon, as “Game of Thrones” begins its final season on HBO Sunday night. The cast has shrunk across the seven seasons so far, and the remaining contenders are circling around that throne-shaped mass of iron like buzzards over a carcass. Which of our beloved and not-so-beloved characters are going to wind up sitting pretty? Here are some arguments for and against each of them, as well as reminders about where we left them at the end of season 7. May the best player win – unless, of course, it’s the diabolical Cersei or the soulless Night King. Daenerys Targaryen Jon Snow Sansa Stark Arya Stark Bran Stark Cersei Lannister Jaime Lannister Tyrion Lannister The Night King House Targaryen Daenerys Targaryen AKAThe Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi, Daenerys … [Read more...] about Who will win the ‘Game of Thrones’?
And Now Our Watch Is Ending Text by Isaac FeldbergDesign and development by Patrick GarvinPhotos courtesy of HBO April 10, 2019 Asking a “Game of Thrones” fan what’s happened so far on the HBO fantasy epic is like asking a Christian what you missed in both the Old and New Testaments. Yes, the short and correct answer is just “fire, sex, murder, and the occasional resurrection,” but let them elaborate any further than that, and you’ll be there all day.As “Thrones” enters its endgame Sunday, even die-hard fans could use a refresher on the past seven seasons, to remember who killed who, which alliances are going strong, and whose flings wouldn’t fly in all but three U.S. states (hint: most of them).Some background: 17 years ago, Robert Baratheon rebelled against the Targaryen dynasty, seizing control of Westeros and exiling Daenerys and Viserys Targaryen across the Narrow Sea. When Robert’s adviser Jon Arryn dies suspiciously, … [Read more...] about What happened on ‘Game of Thrones,’ seasons 1-7
John Carucci, Associated Press Updated 9:22 am PDT, Thursday, April 4, 2019 Maisie Williams, left, and Sophie Turner attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Maisie Williams, left, and Sophie Turner attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 Maisie Williams, left, and Sophie Turner attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan … [Read more...] about Cast says goodbye to groundbreaking HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’